So the last week, in midst of a heavy downpour ( July sees some crazy rainfall here in this part of India) I decided to while away my time reading new words. Just so you know, I am a lover of new words. Lets just say, knowing new words is one of my hobbies 🙂
So my curiosity got the better of me, one thing led to another and the next thing I knew, I ended up reading articles and reviews of words, books some famous authors, watched some Amish movies ( very interesting) , went ahead to read about their history and things that I never intended to read in the first place. So now I am enriched by the knowledge of the Amish community, who live devoid of any material possessions, in a certain part of USA, glorifying God in today’s day and time!
Have you ever wondered, how indebted we are to this quality of curiosity. This , precisely, is the quality the takes us to the depths of knowledge that we never intend to obtain but usually end up with!
Todd Kashdan, in his article, The Power Of Curiosity, mentioned, One of the best ways to better appreciate the power of curiosity is to start exercising it more consciously in your daily experiences. By doing so, you can transform routine tasks, enlivening them with new energy. You will also likely begin to notice more situations that have the potential to engage you, giving your curiosity even more opportunities to flourish.
One of the most reliable and overlooked keys to happiness is cultivating and exercising our innate sense of curiosity. That’s because curiosity — a state of active interest or genuinely wanting to know more about something — creates an openness to unfamiliar experiences, laying the groundwork for greater opportunities to experience discovery, joy and delight.
If there is ever a time, when we intend to find meaning or purpose in life, there is a high chance that it would happen only by the power of our curiosity. It is only when we are ‘nosy’ enough to get to the root of something , do we realise how much we never knew.
researchers have went on to state, that curiosity leads us to see novel things in people and situations which we have over looked before. For example: overlooking your partners annoying qualities and looking for that one quality which you failed to notice. OR ‘Seeing’ situations in a new light, while taking the every day road home from work. observing things are to failed to see before.
“What a large volume of adventures may be grasped within the span of his little life by him who interests his heart in everything.”
― Laurence Sterne